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3 Lord, thy commands, are clean and pure,

Give heav'nly light to darken'd eyes;
Thy threat'ning just, thy promise sure,

Thy gospel makes the simple wise. 4 Give us thy counsel for our guide,

And then receive us to thy bliss ;
All our desires and hopes beside,
Are faint and cold, compar'd with this.



Psalm xix.

1 BEHOLD the morning sun

Begins his glorious way;
His beams thro’ all the nations run,

And life and light convey. 2 But where the gospel comes

It spreads diviner light,
It calls dead sinners from their tombs,

And gives the blind their sight. 3 How perfect is thy word,

And all thy judginents just !
For ever sure thy promise, Lord,
To it

all men trust.
4 Our gracious God, how plain

Are thy directions giv'a;
O may we never read in vain,

But find the path to heay'n!


C.M. 1 LORD in the morning thou shalt hear

Our voice ascending high ;
To thee will we direct our pray'r,

To thee devoutly cry, 2 To that blest world where Christ is gone

To plead for all his saints,
Presenting at his Father's throne,

Our songs and our complaints. 3 Oft to thy house will we resort,

To taste thy mercies there ;
We will frequent thine holy court,

And worship in thy fear.
4 O may thy Spirit guide our feet

In ways of truth and grace!
Make ev'ry path of duty straight

And plain before our face.


L.M. 1 THIS is the day the Lord hath bless’d

The day to us in mercy giv'n—
The holy sabbath of his rest,

The pledge and type of rest in heav'n. 2 This day within thy courts, O Lord !

Thy people love to seek thy face,
To sing ihy praises, hear thy word,
Unfold their wants, implore thy grace.

3 May we the blest assembly join ;

To God devote the sacred day;
Our earthly cares and thoughts resign,


to heav'n and learn the way. 4 May we by ev'ry sabbath

In grace, humility, and love;
Thus by thy holy rest below,
Made fitter for thy rest above.



1 LORD of the Sabbath! hear our vows,

On this thy day in this thy house ;
Accept as grateful sacrifice,

The songs which from thy temple rise. 2 Thine earthly sabbath’s Lord, we love

But there's a nobler rest above,
O that we may that rest attain !

From sin, from sorrow, and from pain. 3 In thy bless'd kingdom we shall be,

From ev'ry mortal trouble free;
No sighs shall mingle with the song,

Which there shall rise from ev'ry tongue. 4 No rude alarms of raging foes,

No cares to break the long repose,
No midnight shade, no clouded sun,
But sacred, high,.eternal noon.



1 WELCOME glad day of rest,

That saw the Lord arise ;
O welcome to this thankful breast

And these rejoicing eyes!
2 The King himself comes near,

And meets his saints to day,
Here we may sit, and see him here,

And love, and praise, and pray. 3 One day within the place

Where our bless'd Lord has been,
Is sweeter than ten thousand days,

Of vanity and sin.
4 Our willing souls would stay,

In such a frame as this,
And wait the bright and perfect day,

Of everlasting bliss.


P.M. 1 SERVANTS of God, awake

To hail this sacred day,
And in glad songs of praise

Your grateful homage pay;
Come bless the day that God hath bless'd
The type of heav'n's eternal rest.

2 Upon this happy morn,

The Lord of life arose ;
He burst the bands of death

And vanquish'd all our foes
And now he pleads our cause above

And reaps the fruit of all his love. 3 All hail! triumphant Lord!

Heav'n with hosannas rings,
And earth with humbler strains,

Thy praise responsive sings;
Worthy the Lamb that once was slain,
Through endless years to live and reign.


L.M. Psalm xcii. 1 SWEET is the work our God and King,

To praise thy name, give thanks, and sing ; To shew thy love by morning light,

And talk of all thy truth at night. 2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest,

No earthly cares shall fill our breast;
O may our hearts in tune be found,

Like David's harp of solemn sound! 3 Our souls shall triumph in the Lord,

And bless him for his works and word :
Thy works of grace how bright they shine,

How deep thy counsels, how divine. 4 In that eternal world of joy

Shall ev'ry pow'r find sweet employ ;
Then shall we see, and hear, and know,
All we desir'd or wish'd below.

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